20 years ago - to the day - on May 6, 1998, Apple interim chief executive Steve Jobs introduced the world to the first iMac. Jobs talked up the Jony Ive-designed iMac as if it was the best thing since sliced bread and for the company and the industry at the time, it kind of was.
The original iMac featured a wild-for-the-time all-in-one design with a translucent rear shell that was in stark contrast to the boring beige boxes of the era. The name "iMac" paid homage to its purpose - the "i" stood for Internet and the iMac was designed to get people on the Internet fast and simply. As you know, that "i" branding caught on and persists to this very day with the iPhone, the iPad and so on.